Licorice – The Natural Skin Brightener

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Did you know there are three different licorice extracts we use in skincare?

Active components in licorice extract include:

  • Glabridin
  • Liquiritin
  • Licochalcone A

These three active components actually do different things.

For example, Licochalcone A is an anti-inflammatory. This is the extract of licorice that is often found in redness relief products. Glabridin and liquiritin are the extracts that treat hyperpigmentation and are used for brown spots.

These are the licorice extracts used for skin brightening in Specific Beauty Intensive Skin Brightening Serum.

If you have uneven skin tone look for products with licorice as a natural skin brightener. Studies show that this natural alternative is an effective treatment for melasma and other causes of hyperpigmentation.